(And rehashing the ’60s yet again is just fucking played out, man.)
The fact that some individual soldiers are eager to become gristle in the meat grinder is, to be blunt, entirely irrelevant. Just because one can cherry pick a few clean cut upper-class white boys to represent the ‘9/11 Generation’ (and use them to bludgeon the dirty fucking hippies–“See? they’re wealthy and educated yet still look forward to dying in Iraq!”) does not make the current options available to the US military (barring any drastic policy shifts) look any less bleak.
Update: maha cuts herself a switch and gives Barnett’s tortured rhetoric a good lickin’. Remind me never to get on her bad side.